An invitation to use adversaries to enhance our practice. This is the path to compassion. This talk invites us to use what is difficult in our lives to enhance our practice. Compassion awakens within us through opening our hearts to the challenging and painful. Approaching obstacles with a receptive attitude, we can enter into life with more courage and strength, and a deeper sense of connection
This talk offers core teachings from the Buddhist tradition. The Four
Noble Truths express the Buddha's realizations of essential truths of
life. These important points on suffering and the end of suffering are
illuminated, as well as how we can apply them in practice.
The tendency to relate to others through a sense of possessiveness, through clinging, creates suffering; so does clinging to ourselves as the "aggregates". To relinquish possessiveness is to open the doors to freedom.
It takes so much compassion to be with the letting go we have to do to
come into peace with the difficult truths of life. This talk explores
ways we can cultivate compassion in our practice and in our lives.